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trishmalloy
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Changing app data sources without breaking everything, is this possible?

Hello,

 

I created an app in a test environment meaning the data sources (SP lists) were on my site.  Is there a way I can change the data sources to SP lists on a department's production SP site without breaking everything?

 

Trish

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Re: Changing app data sources without breaking everything, is this possible?

@trishmalloy 

 

Once you reconnect to a different data source, as long as data source syntax(col names, types) etc. are same it should be fine

 

In PowerApps, you can always edit and not publish (so users will continue to use last published version)

 

You can make changes , test, validate and once ready then hit the publish button

 

morreoever, powerApps has versioning - so you can always traverse between versions

 

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trishmalloy
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Re: Changing app data sources without breaking everything, is this possible?

Hi @RezaDorrani ,

 

So I "Saved as" (with a new name) the app and created new connections to the department's production SharePoint site after creating the SP lists verbatum on the aforementioned site.  I changed the data source connections and refreshed, all seemed to work well until I removed the connections to the test environment.  Then all fields showed up with red X's.

 

Trish

 

 

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